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Delivering happiness to seriously ill kids

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  1. Virtual Reality

    $10 can provide 10 hours of virtual reality for a seriously ill kid.

    Give $10
  2. Gaming

    $15 can provide an hour of game play to 15 seriously ill kids.

  3. Hospital Wear

    $25 can provide a comfy and colorful gown for a seriously ill kid.

Every 30 seconds a child is diagnosed with a life-threatening medical condition. 

These kids are scared, lonely, and missing out on all of the things that make being a kid fun.  

That’s where Starlight comes in.  

We deliver happiness to seriously ill children and their families at more than 800 children’s hospitals and health care facilities in the US.  

Our state-of-the-art programs like Starlight Virtual Reality, Starlight Hospital Wear, and Starlight Gaming entertain, distract, and inspire hospitalized kids.  

Since 1982, Starlight has brought smiles to more than 16 million seriously ill children and their families. 

  1. :30
    How often a child is diagnosed with a serious illness or injury
  2. 800+
    The number of hospitals and health care facilities in our nationwide network
  3. 16 million
    How many smiles have been delivered since 1982
  4. $10
    The amount that can deliver happiness to 10 children

Be a shining light for seriously ill kids

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Because happy kids heal faster

  1. Buy a Hammitt Bag, Give $100 to Starlight

    Hammitt, a California handbag company, has designed a limited-edition bag for Starlight. $100 from every bag sold will support Starlight's mission to deliver happiness to seriously ill kids.

    Shop and help Starlight
  2. New York Islanders Fundraise to Bring Starlight Gowns to Local Hospitals

    The New York Islanders hockey team has teamed up with Starlight Children’s Foundation to produce the first NHL themed Starlight Hospital Gown. Read about how the Islanders raised $8,000 for seriously ill kids.

    The islanders give back
  3. Starlight Works with Hospitals in Illinois to Transfer Happiness

    When Westlake Hospital in Illinois closed, Starlight went to work to place Westlake's gaming station at the nearby Advocate Children’s Hospital. Read how our partnerships with hospitals like these help us deliver happiness to seriously ill kids.

    Gaming delivers happiness
  4. Starlight Wins at the Shorty Social Good Awards

    Starlight's Virtual Reality wins Gold at the Shorty Social Good Awards! Find out about how our Virtual Reality program impacts seriously ill children and how hospitals are using the VR program to provide health benefits.

    How Virtual Reality helps